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The African Free Press is a free newspaper created by MISA and the Namibia Media Trust with support from DW Akademie.
The latest Reporters Without Borders (RSF) media freedom rankings are a mixed bag for Southern African countries, with some recording gains, while others slipped, an indication that more still needs to be done to improve media freedom in the region.
Zimbabwe has been ranked at 130 out of 180 countries in 2021 compared to its ranking at 126 in 2020, new rankings by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) show.
As the world media celebrates 30 years’ anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration which in 1991 adopted the landmark policy of development of a ‘free, independent and pluralistic media’ in all nations, Zambia which boasts of various media forms, has come a long way in achieving this truly free, independent and pluralistic media.
Mutare-based journalist Sydney Saize is objecting to confirmation of the admission of guilt fine he paid following his arrest in the eastern border town on 1 May 2021 for criminal nuisance. Saize,...
MISA World Press Freedom day 2021 statement: SADC member states should enable a free, independent pluralistic media
MISA has launched a regional report on the state of press freedom in Southern Africa, which looks at media violations, the state of gender media and digital rights in the region among other topics.
A gesture viewed as milestone ahead of WPFD
High Court judge Justice Charehwa has ruled that the charge against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on publishing falsehoods cannot stand as it was declared unconstitutional.